Chester David Griggs

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Chester David Griggs, 61, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Dallas.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. at Fredericksburg Bible Church with the Rev. Jeremy Thomas officiating.

Private disposition of the cremains by the family is planned at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Griggs was born Sept. 3, 1952. After battling heart disease for many years, he became a heart transplant recipient on June 16, 2013, and had been staying with family in Belton in order to be closer to his medical team.

He is survived by his wife, Regina Klein Griggs of Fredericksburg; five daughters, one son and spouses, including Felicia and David Elrod of Belton; Emily Griggs, Dallas; Samantha and Jeffery Kment, Michigan; Mark Griggs, Comfort; Helen Griggs, Dallas, and Michelle Lange, Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include numerous grandchildren, and two brothers, Wayne Reed and his wife, Debbie, of Fredericksburg, and Ray Reed of Sacramento, Calif.

Memorials may be made to the Ark House, P.O. Box 833656, Richardson, TX 75083.

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